Conditions are favourable for further advance of the southwest monsoon
into remaining parts of the north Arabian Sea, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, most parts of Madhya Pradesh and some parts of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and Rajasthan during next three days,"the IMD stated in its latest bulletin.
One was the IMD prediction of below normal (now deficient) southwest monsoon
Skymet, a private forecaster, has said that there is a 40% probability of the southwest monsoon
being below normal, 25% chance of drought and 30% chance of El Nino.
The ministers also warned of a continuing dry spell until the end of the Southwest Monsoon
season in early October, which could mean an increase in slash-and-burn activities that could lead to more haze.
Pura said the typhoon will still enhance the southwest monsoon
that will bring "light to moderate rains" in the western sections of Visayas and Luzon including Metro Manila, starting "Friday evening or Saturday morning.
The bulk of this wind resource is derived from the energy of the great southwest monsoon
system which blows over Pakistan from June to September.
An advisory has been issued by the Philippines Embassy, which urged more than 45,000 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Bahrain to volunteer assistance and donations to help the "454,093 families or 1,953,481 people in Luzon who were affected by the disaster brought about by Southwest monsoon
(Habagat) enhanced by TS Haikui," said Philippines Ambassador Corazon Yap-Bahjin.
The floods were caused by seasonal southwest monsoon
that brought an unusual amount of rainfall over Manila and nearby areas, causing dams and river systems to overflow.
The bank's country officer, Sanjiv Vohra, said, 'This is one way we can provide assistance to our customers, following the devastation wrought by the southwest monsoon
Emergency workers and troops rushed food, water and clothes to nearly 850,000 people displaced and marooned from deadly floods spawned by 11 straight days of southwest monsoon
rains that soaked the Philippine capital and nearby provinces.
Met office predicted under the influence of southwest monsoon
incursion, intermittent scattered rain-thundershowers are likely in eastern Balochistan, Sindh coast, central and upper parts of Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and most parts of Kashmir from Tuesday to Thursday.
Abduljameel Abdullah Ali, a local from Soqotra that runs the Soqotra Eco-tours Agency, explained that during the summer months the southwest monsoon
blows at an average of 20-25 knots.
The southwest monsoon
always brings rain to India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Meanwhile, the meteorological office has forecast widespread thunderstorm and downpour during next 24-36 hours in different parts of the country as southwest monsoon
current from Arabian Sea is penetrating in sub-mountain areas of Punjab and Kashmir.
The southwest Monsoon
has further advanced into some more parts of Saurashtra, Kutch, most parts of Gujrat region, parts of southeast Rajasthan and parts of Madhya Pradesh.